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  Larry Shields - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lawrence J. "Larry" Shields (September 13, 1893 November 21, 1953) was an early jazz clarinetist.
Lawrence James Shields was born in Uptown New Orleans on the same block where jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden lived.
Shields family were musical, and his brothers Harry Shields, Pat (guitar), and Eddie (piano) all played music professionally.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Larry_Shields   (236 words)

 UW Obstetrics and Gynecology - Dr Larry Shields Receives Best Paper Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Larry Shields for his hard work in the area of prenatal therapy.
Shields is also one of ten UW physicians who have been honored for their outstanding service as a MEDCON consultant in 2001.
Shields was recognized for his willingness to be available and respond to clinical questions from the physicians in our region.
depts.washington.edu /obgyn/CalendarFiles/ContentFiles/Shields.html   (135 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
By the time we meet, Shields is seriously ill, though the only clue is a persistent cough and the overwhelming fatigue which engulfs her without warning and terminates the interview abruptly.
An avid reader (Shields likes to say that church, school and the library were the trinities of her childhood), among her favourites were British writers such as TS Eliot, Graham Greene, Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen (on whom she later wrote a biography).
Shields was finally introduced to the British market in 1990 by literary director Christopher Potter, but, before that, she was published exclusively in Canada.
www.guardian.co.uk /Archive/Article/0,4273,4402907,00.html   (2310 words)

 Larry Shields
Lawrence J. "Larry" Shields (1893 - 1953) was an early jazz clarinetist.
Lawrence James Shields was born on September 13 1893 in Uptown New Orleans on the same block where jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden lived.
After leaving the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1921 he played with various bands in New York City (including briefly with Paul Whiteman) before moving to Los Angeles, California where he remained throughout the 1920s, leading his own band and appearing breifly in some Hollywood films.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/la/Larry_Sheilds.html   (239 words)

 Carol Shields   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But Carol Shields pulled it off brilliantly in The Stone Diaries, her Pulitzer Prize-winning birth-to-death portrait of the seemingly unremarkable Daisy Goodwill Flett.
When the novel opens, in 1977, he's 26 years old and living in Winnipeg with his father, an upholsterer, and his mother, whose chief claim to fame is that she accidentally poisoned her mother-in-law with a serving of improperly canned beans.
In the book's title chapter, the story finally catches up with real time, and Larry's past catches up with him: both his ex-wives come to town on the same weekend, and he (egged on by his new girlfriend) seizes on the uncomfortable coincidence as the perfect excuse to give his first proper dinner party.
www.providencephoenix.com /archive/books/97/09/11/shields.html   (800 words)

 Harry Shields - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harry Shields (June 30, 1899 – January 19, 1971) was an early jazz clarinetist.
Harry Shields was born in uptown New Orleans, Louisiana, the younger brother of noted clarinetist Larry Shields.
Johnny Wiggs commented that Harry Shields was the only clarinetist he'd heard who could always play the right note without fail.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harry_Shields   (116 words)

 Larry's Party - Compare prices
The scene of our first sight of Larry is Winnipeg in 1977, and the 26 year old is pondering the pluses of Harris tweed, still living at home and realizing he's in love with his girlfriend, Dorrie, a flinty car saleswoman.
Larry is proud of his job at Flowerfolks, even though he fell into floral design by accident, and if his relationship with his parents isn't perfect, neither is it that bad.
Carol Shields has said that she had "always been struck by the fact that in most novels people aren't working." Though her hero climbs the floral managerial trellis for 17 years and finds more rhapsody in work than marriage, Larry and Dorrie's honeymoon in England points him toward what will be his true vocation--mazes.
www.priceclash.co.uk /larrys-party   (378 words)

 Books at Random House of Canada | Larry's Party by Carol Shields
Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary by his creator's perception, irony and tenderness.
Shields also raised five children — a son and four daughters — with her husband Don, and often spoke of juggling early motherhood with her nascent writing career.
Shields spoke often of redeeming the lives of people by recording them in her own works, “especially that group of women who came between the two great women's movements….
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/display.pperl?0679309519   (1048 words)

 The Christian Science Monitor | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Larry cannot explain why he is fascinated by these intricately designed, leafy labyrinths in which it is possible to lose and find oneself but his interest in mazes eventually enables him to embark on a successful career designing them for mildly eccentric rich people in the United States and Canada.
If she is amused by Larry's middle-class, middle-brow tastes and values, she is equally amused by the feminist intellectual pretensions of his second wife, Beth, an academician who takes herself and her ideas a little too seriously.
The problem is not that Shields has chosen to write about people of modest aspirations, but rather, that she too often settles for the easiest, least probing, least exacting approach to presenting them.
www.csmonitor.com /cgi-bin/getasciiarchive?script/97/10/22/102297.feat.books.1   (620 words)

 BookPage Interview
What the author did for women, she does for men in "Larry's Party," a novel about Larry Weller, who in high school was "part of the jerk squad, president of nothing, member of no organization, unathletic, with barely average marks.
Shields interviewed male friends and her husband of 40 years about how they live, what they want, how their thoughts connect.
Shields prizes this freedom to create, to deviate from traditional structure, which is one of the reasons the American-born author likes living in Canada.
www.bookpage.com /9709bp/firstperson2.html   (699 words)

 Metroactive Books | Carol Shields
Shields suggests that for every Larry Holmes and Larry Olivier, there are thousands of anonymous men who live under the shade of this most unassuming of names.
Larry's world is unmarred by violent death or poverty, untroubled by religion, undisturbed by grand passions.
Among her gifts as a writer is Shields' habit of looking at the opposite sex with a lover's tenderness; no male writer could possibly acquit men of their sins as mercifully as Shields does.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/10.02.97/books-9740.html   (797 words)

 Larry Shields -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lawrence J. "Larry" Shields (September 13, 1893 – November 21, 1953) was an early (A genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles) jazz (A musician who plays the clarinet) clarinetist.
Shields family were musical, and his brothers (Click link for more info and facts about Harry Shields) Harry Shields, Pat (guitar), and Eddie (piano) all played music professionally.
Larry played with (Click link for more info and facts about Papa Jack Laine) Papa Jack Laine's bands.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/L/La/Larry_Shields.htm   (244 words)

 Northwest Passages - Canadian Literature Online bookstore! We ship worldwide.
Shields’ success is undoubtedly linked with what broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel has called Shields’ “particular kind of humanity.” Wachtel notes that Shields’ humanity is “the foundation of her commitment to writing as a form of redemption.
In 2001 Shields wrote a writerly biography of Jane Austen for which she was given the $25,000 Charles Taylor prize for literary non-fiction in April 2002.
Carol Shields was a much-loved presence in the Canadian literary world and though she will be deeply missed, her “particular kind of humanity” will live on in her works and in the hearts of her readers.
www.nwpassages.com /bios/shields.asp   (775 words)

 Performing Arts & Entertainment in Canada: Carol Shields: all these years later, still digging - Canadian writer
Shields' best-known novel, The Stone Diaries, was published in 1993 and won the Governor General's Literary Award, the Canadian Booksellers Award, the American Book Critics Circle Award and the coveted Pulitzer Prize.
Shields practices the dying art of letter writing and uses the Internet to keep in touch with friends and her children who are adults now.
Shields even structures Larry's Party like a maze, examining and re-examining Larry's life from every angle, circling like the leafy pathways of a maze towards the meaning at the centre.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1319/is_n3_v31/ai_20931298   (1531 words)

 Reading Group Guide | LARRY'S PARTY by Carol Shields   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The only extraordinary thing about Larry Weller is that he is the subject of Larry's Party, the new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields that celebrates the twisting—and often chaotic—path of his life.
Larry's life unfolds before him as a series of mistakes and coincidences.
With the exception of a few uneasy visits with Larry and Beth and reading Larry the newspaper while he was in a coma, Larry's son doesn't play a significant part in the novel.
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides/larrys_party.asp   (973 words)

 Penguin Reading Guides | Larry's Party | Carol Shields
I chose to look at Larry between the ages of 27 and 47, since it is during this period, I think, that most of our life choices are made.
In Larry's life, accident plays a major role, and he is the sort of person who allows this to happen.
Larry Weller knows this too, when he wonders whether language has evolved to the point where it can be fully expressive.
www.penguinputnam.com /static/rguides/us/larrys_party.html   (2353 words)

 CBL Biorhythm: Larry Shields   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When you play Shields you're not putting him in for his glove.
Shields has below-average speed and is a poor baserunner.
If Shields doesn't perform, the Albuquerque Diablos won't hesitate to send him down to the minors.
www.cbl-baseball.com /magazine/players/s/shieldslarry.htm   (113 words)

 RCF - Book Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Larry is the eponymous hero of Carol Shields’s new novel, an ordinary guy from a lower-middle-class background who rises during the course of the narrative from a clerk in a florist’s shop to a master maze-maker.
Mazes serve as the governing symbol for Larry’s journey through life and the occupation which moves from personal obsession during his first honeymoon to apprenticing with a maze designer, and finally becoming a highly thought-of independent designer and builder.
The novel seems to suggest that despite the twists and turns that a person’s life may take, there is a way out once the pattern is discovered.
www.centerforbookculture.org /review/bookreviews/98_2/larrysparty.html   (201 words)

 Original Dixieland Jass Band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LaRocca and Nunez had personality conflicts, and on October 30 Tom Brown's Band and the ODJB mutually agreed to switch clarinetists, bringing Larry Shields into the Original Dixieland Jass Band.
Clarinetist Larry Shields received particularly positive attention on this tour, and Benny Goodman commented that Shields was an important early influence.
Clarinetist Larry Shields is perhaps the most interesting player, showing a good fluid tone, and if his melodic variations and breaks now seem overly familiar, this is because they were widely imitated by musicians who followed in the O.D.J.B.'s footsteps.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Original_Dixieland_Jazz_Band   (1176 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Larry's Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Larry's second wife, Beth, says life is a series of chapters and this is how Larry's life is portrayed.
It is inevitable that Larry will part from Beth because she does what men hate most - she asks Larry to discuss his thoughts and emotions.
Shields captures the different eras very well - although sometimes maddenly, she reintroduces people, circumstances, facts at each time stop.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1857027051   (1449 words)

 Shields, Carol - Larry's Party Books at Real Groovy New Zealand
The Orange Prize-winning novel of Larry Weller, a man who discovers the passion of his life in the ordered riotousness of Hampton Court's Maze.
Larry and his naive young wife, Dorrie, spend their honeymoon in England.
In LARRY'S PARTY Carol Shields presents an ironic odyssey through the life of modern man, from the late seventies through to 1997.
www.realgroovy.co.nz /index.asp?s=books&c=bookdetail&id=64133   (474 words)

 UBL Biorhythm: Larry Shields
Shields always has been a line-drive hitter who uses the entire field.
The Free Agents do tend to sit Shields when the opposing team throws a lefty.
Shields often has trouble scoring from second base on singles and goes from first to third only on hits to right field.
www.universal-baseball.net /news/players/s/shieldslarry.htm   (110 words)

 Larry Shields - Definition up Erdmond.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
1915 Lawrence James Shields was born in Uptown New_Orleans on the same block where jazz pioneer Buddy_Bolden lived.
Shields family were musical, and his brothers Harry_Shields, Pat (guitar), and Eddie (piano) all played music professionally.
He was one of the early New Orleans musicians to go to Chicago, first heading north in the summer of 1915 to join Bert_Kelly's band, then with Tom Brown's band before joining the Original_Dixieland_Jass_Band in November of 1916.
www.erdmond.com /Larry_Shields.html   (234 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Larry's Party (Between the Covers Collection)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Larry is proud of his job at Flowerfolks, even though he fell into floral design by accident, and if his relationship with his parents isn't perfect, it's not too bad, either.
As Shields starts each new chapter of Larry's life, she explains, as though we do not already know it, who the main characters are, and where Larry has come from.
Each chapter is like a short film in which Shields refocuses her lens on a specific aspect of Larry's life: "Larry's Words," "Larry's Love," "Larry's Kid," etc. The end result is an in-depth portrait of a multi-dimensional guy, a compendium of details that elevates the seemingly ordinary Larry into someone utterly unique.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0864921918?v=glance   (2278 words)

 Larry Shields: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His brother Harry Shields [+] (1899-1971) was actually a stronger jazz player although less significant in jazz history, and another brother, Eddie Shields, was a pianist who briefly played with the ODJB in 1919 after Henry Ragas' death.
Larry Shields [+] started playing clarinet when he was 14 and he met and began working on an occasional basis with cornetist Nick LaRocca [+] the following year.
Shields first left New Orleans in 1915 when he joined Bert Kelly's band in Chicago.
music.com /person/larry_shields/1   (352 words)

 City officers play
Larry Shields, 14, opens one of his gifts while younger brother Mark, 10, and mother Octavia examine their own packages.
Shields said she's trying to get her family on its feet again.
Larry is already a James Farmer Scholar at James Monroe High school who talks about going to college, and Mark made the honor roll at Walker-Grant Middle School, Shields said.
www.freelancestar.com /News/FLS/2002/122002/12262002/830249/printer_friendly   (757 words)

 CBC News - Carol Shields
Shields was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998.
Shields often talked about being a mother, and how motherhood influenced her writing.
Many assume Shields is a born and bred Canadian, since she spent nearly her entire working life in Canada, living, teaching and writing in Ottawa, Winnipeg and finally Victoria.
www.cbc.ca /news/obit/shields_carol   (1123 words)

 Books at Random House of Canada | Larry's Party by Carol Shields
Carol Shields spoke of becoming a writer because there weren’t enough books that examined women’s friendships and women’s inner lives — or, as she put it, “the kind of book I wanted to read but couldn’t find.” In what ways does Shields’s fiction bring the lives of women to the surface, or into our understanding?
The Stone Diaries shifts between first-, second-, and third-person narrative; one section of Larry’s Party is recorded almost entirely in dialogue; Happenstance is a novel in two parts, one narrated by the husband, one by the wife; the stories in Various Miracles come from a wide variety of narrative standpoints.
Shields once commented that she’d often set up the structure of a novel, determining such elements as how many chapters there would be, and how long they’d be, before she even set out to write.
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/display.pperl?isbn=0679309519&view=rg   (815 words)

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